Introduction to Composition Student Guide Third Edition
63 pages, saddle-stitched (paperback).
OurIntroduction to Compositioncourse focuses on the concepts of narration, outlining, summarizing, dictation, and copywork.Reading passages are taken from Farmer Boy, Charlotte's Web, A Bear Called Paddington, and Mr. Popper's Penguins, with supplemental lessons from The Moffats. Students are given guided questions to help them formulate a summary of the passage they have read. After giving an oral summary of their reading, their written work consists of a written summary and copying a couple of sentences from dictation. The goal of this first writing course is to help students become more proficient in listening and writing skills, a great preparation for the Memoria Press writing program, Classical Composition. Introduction to Composition is a year-long writing course that goes along perfectly with our Third Grade Literature Guides, but can be used independently as well.
These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.
The goal of this course? "To model correct and expressive writing to the students by formulatingsentences as a group, with the teacher functioning as the primary editor." This course will prepare the student for Memoria Press Classical Composition. I love how MP can take a seemingly complicated process and give you simple steps to accomplish it. You conclude, "Hey, this is doable!" The Student Book is a worktext that provides space for the student to complete the simple steps of each of the thirty lessons: 1) Read a passage from a book thats being studied (i.e., Farmer Boy, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Charlottes Web, and Moffats), 2) Discuss the questions provided, 3) Help students develop outlines and three-sentence summaries (first presented orally, then written on the board and edited as a class), and 4) dictation (two sentences from the original book). Its easy to see how thesesimple lessons prepared consistently once a week will result in a students increase in confidenceand accomplishment. Ten supplemental lessons cover sentences, letter writing, and book reports.
The Teacher Key is a duplicate of the Student Book, but with answers provided. Spiral Bound Lesson Plan book provides concise background teaching information and 3-day per week lessons plans for 33 weeks in a grid format for ease in checking off completed assignments.
While these lessons were designed with a classroom in mind and do require teacher-student interaction, I can envision all the "board work" being done on either a computer or tablet. Student/ Teacher books each are 40 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study.
The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use.
Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now titled Acclerated Classical Core Curriculum Manual. You can find these along with the complete list of curriculum resources used with them on our website.
We have complete grade-level resource packages, consumable packages for “refill,” new user packages for levels that reuse resources from a previous level, read-aloud packages for each level and science and enrichment packages for the early levels. Curriculum resources are also listed individually (see website for specific contents of consumables and read-aloud packages). Please note that several of the programs include First Form Latin and Classical Composition, which should be completed in order, regardless of what is in the grade level package.If you have a student entering the program after fourth grade, you will need to start them in Classical Composition: Fable Stage and/or First Form Latin instead of what might be in the package.
This series is for the parent who wants a good classical curriculum which is outlined and ready to use. Simply open the book and follow the instructions. You will be well on your way to a quality education for your young ones. ~ Donna
Accelerated curriculum guides are available from Memoria Press for families who wish to move at a faster pace than the Classical Core Curriculum pace.If you begin at the Accelerated Pace and find it too difficult, it is possible to transition to the Classical Core Curriculum.
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